We are a specialist physical education initial teacher training provider offering both secondary and primary postgraduate training places.  We are the largest physical education provider in the north east of England and one of the largest in the country.  Our last three Ofsted judgements were outstanding and in 2013 we were graded outstanding in every category. We are consistently ranked in the top ten in the Good Teacher Training Guide and in 2013 were identified as the top secondary SCITT in the country and in 2015 as the best provider in the country.




We have consistently been identified as one of the top ten providers of postgraduate teacher training in the country in the Good Teacher Training Guide. In 2013 we were identified as the top secondary SCITT in the country and in 2015 as the best provider in the country.


The key strengths of the secondary partnership are: 'The consistently high outcomes for trainees including their high levels of attainment and exceptional completion and employment rates over time', (Ofsted 2013).


In addition to QTS and a PGCE with Masters credits, all trainees gain a range of national governing body awards. Our secondary trainees also gain experience in a second subject and our primary trainees teach the core subjects and computer coding alongside physical education plus gain some experience in the foundation subjects.

The North East Partnership SCITT will create the next generation of outstanding teachers who can inspire and motivate young people to foster a love of learning and use physical education and sport to help achieve their full potential – in sport and in life.  Highly effective partnerships and innovative teaching and learning are at the heart of all we do.”


I would highly recommend the North East Partnership SCITT to anyone wanting to pursue a career in teaching. The course allows for a true school experience while equipping you with a variety of masterclasses in teaching and learning. The support received from the SCITT team is outstanding and guaranteed to help you secure a teaching post.

Leeann Irving

My experience of the North East Partnership SCITT has enabled me to become the confident teacher I am today. The support you receive from your tutors helps to develop your planning, content and structure of lessons and how to manage your class effectively. This gives you belief in your ability as a teacher when you start your first teaching post.

Liam Blythe

I had a fantastic experience on both teaching placements, with really supportive staff. I had the opportunity to teach in very contrasting schools and across the full curriculum, including examination physical education at Key Stages 4 and 5. The course gave me an excellent start for a career in teaching and has allowed me to progress into promotional opportunities

Ian Middleton

Having been a trainee and then a school-based tutor on the course, it is my belief that the North East Partnership SCITT is the best teacher training provider around. The course consists of high quality training which focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of being a physical education teacher, delivered by the best practitioners and schools in the area. Trainees are then able to develop their practice in a variety of school placements, with a strong support network of physical education teachers on hand to offer guidance and support.

Aaron White

It was a genuine privilege to train through the North East Partnership SCITT. The mix of theory and hands-on teaching allowed me to develop into a reflective practitioner. An absolutely fantastic course run by dedicated professionals.

Andrew Archibald

The North East Partnership SCITT equipped me with the necessary qualities and skills to become a successful teacher. Courses and CPD events allowed me to develop a greater understanding of monitoring and measuring progress of students with different abilities.

Jade Murray

After completing my PGCE and entering my first teaching job I realised the SCITT programme had set me up fantastically well. Halfway through the course I had my first interview and got my first job. This would not have been possible without the excellent support or amazing network of people who are involved in the programme. I could not recommend it enough!

Louis Lawson